Movement Disorder Specialists
The UW Medicine Movement Disorder Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, tremor and other neurological conditions from leading experts in the field. As part of the UW Medicine health system, the clinic enables patients to access the latest in research discoveries and clinical innovations.
Ali Samii, MD
Dr. Samii is a UW Professor of Neurology and Co-director of the Movement Disorder Fellowship. He splits his time between the University of Washington and the Seattle VA Medical Centers. His clinical interests include the management of movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease, Huntingon disease, tremor, dystonia, deep brain stimulation programming and botulinum toxin injections. His research interests include deep brain stimulation; observational, imaging and therapeutic studies for Huntington disease; genetic studies for Parkinson disease; and epidemiological studies involving neurodegenerative disorders.
Cyrus Zabetian, MD
Dr. Zabetian is a UW Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington Medical Center and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. His clinical interests include movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease, and neurogenetics. He sees patients at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. His research is focused on the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dr. Zabetian is the principal investigator of the Parkinson's Genetic Research Study (PaGeR) and a project leader in the Pacific Northwest Udall Center (PANUC). Together with Dr. Samii, he co-directs the UW/VA Movement Disorder Fellowship program.
Anrew Ko, MD
Dr. Ko is a UW Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. He rejoined the UW faculty after completing a fellowship in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the UW, and earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other surgical treatments for Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, and pain. His research interests include cortical electrophysiology and Brain-Computer interfaces; the development of patient-responsive DBS; and the use of novel imaging techniques to improve targeting accuracy and develop new targets for DBS.
Hojoong Mike Kim, MD
Dr. Kim is an UW acting assistant professor of neurology at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington Medical Center. He specializes in movement disorders, general neurology and botulinum toxin injections. Research interests include RE M sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson’s Disease registry. Dr. Kim sees patients at the UW Medical Center, Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital and at the American Lake Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Jefferson Slimp, MD
Dr. Slimp is a UW professor of rehabilitation medicine at Harborview Medical Center. His clinical interests include neurophysiologic monitoring, electrodiagnostics and deep brain stimulation therapy. His research interests include neurophysiologic monitoring, peripheral neuroregeneration and movement disorders.
Shu-Ching Hu, MD, PhD
Dr. Hu is a UW assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. He specializes in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including using deep brain stimulation to treat these disorders. His research interests include genetic and epidemiologic studies of Parkinson’s disease, electrophysiology of movement disorders, and biomarkers for gait disorder.
Marie Davis, MD
Dr. Davis is a fellow in movement disorders. She completed a neurology residency at the University of Washington Medical Center. She has a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, where she also obtained a Ph.D. in developmental genetics. Her professional interests include genetic movement disorders, such as Huntington's disease and ataxias.
Karen Longfellow, MD
Dr. Longfellow is a fellow in movement disorders. She completed a neurology residency at the University of Washington Medical Center. She has a medical degree from Feinberg (Northwestern) School of Medicine. Her research interests include DaTscan (Dopamine uptake transporter imaging) investigations and clinicopathological studies of dementias related to Parkinson disease.
Tammy Suen, RN, MSN
Ms. Suen has a master’s degree in nursing leadership and community health nursing from Seattle University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in med-surgical nursing. She is also a member of Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. As a nurse coordinator for the Movement Disorder Neurology Clinic, she provides care to patients with Parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation.
Former Fellows - Where are they now?
Daniel Burdick, MD
Dr. Burdick is now sited at Evergreen Health in Kirkland, WA, as a member of the Parkinson's Disease Center.
Brooke K. Walter, MD
Dr. Walter is now sited at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, specializing in Parkinson's disease and general neurology.
Sindhu Srivatsal, MD
Dr. Srivatsal is now at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center in the Neuroscience Institute Department specializing in Neurology.